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4 years ago
There is a plethora of games in this world and all have ways of teaching scenarios and solutions. However, when it comes to games for social change, there tends to be a huge miscommunication. Gaming Revolution for International Development (GRID), uses games to motivate behavior change, improve health and education, and fight social issues such as discrimination and oppression. They note that the attention and reactions coming from playing games should differ from the real issue. This article notes...
4 years ago
Sony is looking to take advantage of a technology named Blockchain. Blockchain is a database that keeps a nonstop growing list of data records. The company plans to build a centralized stage for educational assessment and testing scores. The Global Education division of the company has developed technology that uses Blockchain to maintain educational data that can be securely shared with other devices and third parties. The goal is to make this a platform for sharing ...
4 years ago
The majority of today's children have had smartphones, iPads, and other mobile devices in the palms of their hands before they've uttered their first words. Parents pop open an app with something to just entertain the child. A coloring app, a princess app, etc., pretty much anything to keep the child busy. However, there'd are usually no actual educational value to these apps. In fact, this article notes that, "according to YouthBeat data in 2014, 68 per c...
4 years ago
Microsoft Minecraft, a new exploration for students? Or a simpler way for teachers to teach? Microsoft released the education edition to Minecraft which already has its own features. The company currently wants to make it an educational product. However while reading this article, I became skeptical. When you think about the school system now and how it need some work and tweaks, you start to ponder whether this is basically an online curriculum. It is customized for school, however childre...
4 years ago
Apple has developed educational tool named LearnSprout. LearnSprout allows teachers to track students' test scores, progress and organize classroom achievement targets. This educational tool is mainly for PC and Mac users. It helps create school oriented features and "it also includes a new classroom app for teachers that coordinates lessons and student usage of iOS devices.” LearnSprout can be the reason for schools to switch to iPads for their curriculum. According to this article
4 years ago
Microsoft Learning tool is a software to help students with learning challenges. The software adds a collection of tools to OneNote and can be used as a game and learning engine. It is also a tool for quizzing. This technology is used to make reading and writing more available to students. Researchers have acknowledged for years that reading happens faster and with better understanding when the text is presented in di...
4 years ago
For most of its existence, video games has been a topic of conversation. Some parents believe certain video games causes stress and violence with its barbaric content. More Americans play video games than you think, whether it's on the computer, a console, or mobile devices. Almost everyone has or does play video games. I found the research statistics very shocking. The Pew Study research says 47% of people think video games help problem solving skills, while 33% think most ...
4 years ago
How do we know educational apps are really educating students? Lisa Guernsey (New America) and Michael Levine (Sesame Workshop) have found that most apps parents buy for their children are not very instructive. Guernsey and Levine spent five years researching the role of media and technology on children's learning. According to this article, parents should look for three things when considering the educational quality of an app before purchasing: Did the child development expert w...
4 years ago
Artificially intelligent software is slowly changing textbooks and redesigning the education system. ALEKS wasn't originally designed to recover the fortunes of the textbook industry. Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS) is a leader of assessment and learning tools. It was developed by a team of cognitive scientists and software engineers. This software was meant to clarify and test a specific mathematical theory of how knowledge is constructed and how it can be described. They formed a private company in 1996, and M...
4 years ago
Video has become a very powerful tool for educators. More and more schools are integrating free video platforms into their classrooms to enhance student learning. Recognizing the increasing impact of video-on-demand in education, YouTube is aggregating their educational content. Education videos are one of the most viewed categories on YouTube. Sal Khan, one of the most influential people in education, rose to fame after he shot a video to tutor his ...